Southern Appalachian Assessment (SAA) Online Geospatial Database
Entry ID: SAMAB_SAA

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Summary
Abstract: The Southern Appalachian Assessment (SAA) was a cooperative multi-agency effort
to assess the environmental condition of the Southern Appalachian region. The
SAA was described as the ecological equivalent of a thorough medical checkup.
It has often been cited as an example of how governmental agencies should work
together on a regular basis, within and across jurisdictions.

The Southern ... View entire text
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Description: Southern Appalachian Assessment (SAA) Online Geospatial Database.
Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: 40.2   S: 32.45   E: -76.6   W: -86.77

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Herman, K.A
Dataset Title: Southern Appalachian Assessment (SAA) Online Geospatial Database
Dataset Release Date: 1996-03-21
Dataset Release Place: Knoxville, Tennessee
Dataset Publisher: Southern Appalachain Man and the Biosphere Program
Version: 3.0
Data Presentation Form: maps and tables
Other Citation Details: Digital data include maps at 1:24,000, 1:100,000, 1:250,000, 1:2,000,000
Online Resource: http://samab.org/data/SAA_data.html
Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1983-01-01
Stop Date: 1996-12-31
Science Keywords
AGRICULTURE > AGRICULTURAL PLANT SCIENCE Parameter Definition
AGRICULTURE > FOREST SCIENCE > FOREST PRODUCTS/COMMODITIES Parameter Definition
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Quality The Southern Appalachian Man and the Biosphere Program (SAMAB) makes these data
publicly available on an "as-is" basis.

Although SAMAB and its associates strive to assure that their digital datasets
are accurate, useful, and current at the time of their compilation, SAMAB makes
not warranties--expressed or implied--as to the accuracy, ... View entire text
Access Constraints None in principle, but during times of heavy demand that threatens to exceed
system resources, the host computer may limit the number of visitors granted
access. SAMAB reserves the right to provide preferential access to users from
its member agencies during such periods.
Use Constraints Use of these data shall constitute the user's implicit acceptance of all
Distribution Constraints and liability disclaimers set forth in the
Distribution section of the present metadata document.

The datasets, as compiled and processed by SAMAB, were intended to provide an
overview of resource conditions at a multi-state regional level. ... View entire text
Data Set Progress
COMPLETE
Originating Center
Data Center
The Southern Appalachian Man and the Biosphere Supplemental Info
Data Center URL: http://samab.org

Data Center Personnel
Name: SAMAB
Phone: 865-974-4583
Fax: 865-974-4609
Email: samab at utk.edu
Contact Address:
The Southern Appalachian Man and the Biosphere (SAMAB)
314 Conference Center Building
City: USAKnoxville
Province or State: TN
Postal Code: 37996-4138
Country: USA
Distribution
Distribution Media: online
Distribution Format: ArcInfo 7.x interchange (.e00)
Fees: No fees
Personnel
Role: DIF AUTHOR
Phone: (301) 614-6898
Fax: 301-614-5268
Email: Tyler.B.Stevens at nasa.gov
Contact Address:
NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
Global Change Master Directory
City: Greenbelt
Province or State: MD
Postal Code: 20771
Country: USA
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2003-10-02
Last DIF Revision Date: 2012-10-15
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